John Ross Bowie

John Ross Bowie is an American actor and comedian best known for playing Barry Kripke in The Big Bang Theory. Bowie is a regular sketch comedy performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York and Los Angeles. He started studying improv under the UCB in 1998. At UCBTNY he was a member of the sketch troupe “The Naked Babies” with comedians Rob Corddry, Seth Morris, and Brian Huskey. He has a recurring role in Corddry’s Adult Swim series Childrens Hospital and is now apart of the Glee Wiki.

Guest Appearances

November 29, 2021

Actor John Ross Bowie joins Andy Richter to talk about being a household face, growing up in Manhattan, going from teaching to acting and more.

January 21, 2019

Hey Wompsters! Did you know we’ve had some pretty amazing guests this past year?  This week we’re bringing you a Best Of episode with some of our favorite guests, including Jon Gabrus (High and Mighty, CBB), Natasha Rothwell (HBO’s Insecure), D’Arcy Carden (The Good Place), John Ross Bowie (Speechless), Nicole Byer (Nailed It) and Chris Gethard (Beautiful Anonymous).  Sit back and enjoy the dulcet tones of these hilarious guests.

This episode is sponsored by Calm (

December 10, 2018

Welcome back all WOMPsters! This week Marissa and Listler are joined by the newest English teacher at Marina Del Rey High, Mr. Tyler Vibe (John Ross Bowie)! Mr. Vibe discusses how he uses English to connect with his students and reflects on his whirlwind Russian romance. Plus, Mr. Vibe reveals a surprising family connection and offers guidance on loving your career during “Listler’s Love Lockdown.” Then we’ll find out why Mr. Vibe was banned from the teacher’s lounge and his next steps in life when he gets his “Spotlight On.”

This episode is sponsored by Mrs. Fields Cookies ( code: WOMP) and Home Away.

May 14, 2018

John Ross Bowie from Speechless and The Big Bang Theory joins Matt and Matt to talk about Moore’s most serious entry in the Bond franchise. Well, serious except for the Thatcher thing, but you can’t have it all.

May 2, 2018

Treading the boards with John Ross Bowie.

This episode is brought to you by Beach Body On Demand and Casper Mattresses.

April 21, 2017

Welcome back to Under the Underground, the show that plays music most people are too afraid to! Host Todd Frank (John Ross Bowie) welcomes independent touring artist Melissa Tovey to discuss her enthusiasm for animal noises in her music and to listen to a few of her newest tracks. Plus, Melissa explains why her hometown isn’t on the map, Todd gives his take on how The Beatles destroyed music, and finally, Traci Reardon stops by to help her Twitter followers understand underground music in another edition of “Help Me, Rhonda.”